Offering high power density in a 1U-high frame, two power configurations are available – the IPD 1200 and IPD 2400, with power outputs (2 x 600W and 2 x 1.2kW at 4Ω, respectively). Both incorporate integrated DSP, networked monitoring and control via computer or iPad, a four-channel input matrix, fully configurable front panel controls with graphic display, analogue and AES3 inputs (with redundant failover), and Lab.gruppen limiters.
At the heart of the IPD Series platform is a DSP engine equipped with 40 real-time, multi-slope parametric EQs with adjustable gain, input delay, output delay, and high-pass and low-pass filters adjustable to any frequency. A Software Configurable Voltage Peak Limiter (SCVPL) tailors outputs to load conditions, while a four-channel input mixer provides flexible input routing. Parameters may be stored in up to 100 user-defined presets, and processing is applied through touch-based GUI of the IntelliDrive Controller. Available for PC, Mac and as a dedicated iPad app, this software interface allows remote system tuning over Ethernet or wirelessly via a suitable wi-fi router.
The IPD Series front panel echoes the Lab.gruppen flagship PLM (Powered Loudspeaker Management) Series, with both models featuring integrated rack handles, a backlit graphic display with horizontal vu meters, push-buttons for mute and menu navigation, and a rotary encoder. Rear-panel connections include paired XLR analogue inputs with link outputs; XLR input and link output for AES3 digital; binding post and speakOn output connectors with both channels available via one speakOn; Ethernet networking connection, and locking IEC power connector.
‘When my father, Kenneth Anderson, and Dan Bavholm started Lab.gruppen, their goal was to serve the local musical community with great-sounding and affordable products.’ says Lab.gruppen Product Manager for Touring, Martin Andersson. ‘Over the past 30 years we have advanced our technology to create innovative, “best-in-class” power amplifiers, including the legendary fP Series and our flagship PLM Series – the platform of choice for international touring and prestige installations. Now with IPD Series, we’ve put everything we’ve learned into a product that will serve a wider market – delivering on both performance and value.’
IPD Series models weighing 4.6kg (10.1lbs) for the IPD 1200 and 6.2kg (13.7lbs) for the IPD 2400.